Friday, February 19, 2021

First block - Lily Rosenberry

This week has been a quiet one for me, I've had to take it easy, so it's very lucky that applique is quite a restful thing to do. 

I began auditioning fabrics for the Lily Rosenberry quilt (by Sue Garman) - one that had me stymied was the fabric for the vase, the first one I chose was very blah and much too blendy on my background fabric:

You can definitely see why I wasn't happy with it. So then I considered that it didn't need to be made from only one fabric:

And I'm much happier with how the vase looks now. My lovely friend Lizzy helped me settle on the taupe fabric - I was thinking of something gold and glitzy but in hindsight it probably would have been too gaudy.

So then I could start assembling the block:

I've been using the glue baste technique made famous by the lovely Teresa from Fabric Therapy, and honestly, it's just the best thing ever. Today I finished putting the block together, and now I can start stitching the pieces down.

I am super happy with how the first block looks, and can't wait to get started making more. There are sixteen blocks to make, and then the border - this is going to be a FUN quilt to put together!

Chatter soon! xox


Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful block! The 2nd choice for the vase is perfect, happy stitching!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh your color choices are spot on! What a gorgeous block. I've never tried Teresa's glue method but I am always in awe of her quilts so I guess I should give it a try.

Lisa said...

Fabulous block! I love it. Can’t wait to watch your progress.

Susie Q said...

That is quite a block!!! It is going to be a wonderful heirloom quilt!!

Pam said...

The background is wonderfully antique looking. Will you use the same fabrics in a repeat as in the orginal?

Barwitzki said...

It turned out wonderful ... with the first picture I thought of a harlequin ... instead of a vase :-)) I like your quilt a lot ... have fun for the others.
Many warm greetings to you. Viola

Pam said...

Great first block

Kyle said...

I think the first block of a sampler is always the hardest. It sets the tone. #1- beautiful.


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